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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: April 17, 2014

20 Years of Fairtrade – Clipper’s Tea Estate Anniversary Visit

photoThis year marks 20 years of Fairtrade certification and as the pioneers of Fairtrade tea, we wanted to go back to where it started for us, Southern India. At Clipper we made the decision to work with just a few progressive, partner estates, to ensure the best quality tea is grown with the lowest environmental impact, and the biggest positive effect on the workers and their families. Read More



Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, What's Brewing | Posted on: March 31, 2014

Seven Ways in which #ChangeTastesGood

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Routines can be comfortable and efficient, but occasionally breaking out of them and trying something new can be good for the soul. We’ve pulled together a list of seven easy ways to make the everyday a little more special! Let us know about positive changes you’ve made in the comments below, or by using the hashtag #ChangeTastesGood, and we’ll pick our top twenty to receive some Divine chocolate goodies!

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, What's Brewing | Posted on: February 3, 2014

Fruit infusions to flirt with…

IMG_0267We strive to always bring our Clipper drinkers the best blends and flavour combinations, packaged in the most beautiful designs.  Sometimes, however, we need help.  And who better to ask than our drinkers!!  So we did…

When we spoke to you, many of you were buying infusions from various brands as you wanted to experiment with different flavours.  However, when you didn’t like one of them you were stuck with it!  You wouldn’t drink it because you didn’t like it, but you didn’t want to throw it away as it was such a waste of money – sometimes up to £4!  So it sat in your cupboard, nearly 20 teabags, untouched for months – go on, check your cupboard, we bet you find an unloved tea in there! Read More



Category: Bits and bobs, Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: January 2, 2014

Green Tea Tales from the Tea Guys…

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Our tea guys Dan and James are pretty amazing at all things tea, and we love listening to their stories of their travels to the tea gardens, as well as hearing about all the growers and local people they meet. But we have to admit, our eyes turned the same shade as our green tea when they sat us down to tell us of tails of their recent trip. Read More



Category: Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: November 26, 2013

The Clipper Afternoon Tea Party with Sasha Wilkins

Afternoon tea party on board the Electric Barge, for Clipper Teas

A few weeks ago, I attended our first Contact the Elderly afternoon tea party, hosted by Liberty London Girl herself, Sasha Wilkins. What an amazing day!

We toured around Regents Canal on board our lovely vessel for the afternoon, a bright blue Electric Barge.

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, Tea Cup Carousel | Posted on: November 12, 2013

Our River Cottage Tea Party Winners!

We had a very exciting day down on the farm at River Cottage last Friday with our Tea Cup Carousel winners from September.  We donned our wellies and cagoules and started off our afternoon with Dan who looks after all the lovely animals on the farm.  We met a rather sleepy flock of sheep and their lambs and, quite frankly, a very lazy ram who was more interested in grazing than getting lucky!!  I think it’s fair to say that it was the pigs who stole our hearts, squelching around in their muddy pen.

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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: October 25, 2013

An Update from James…

DSC03799It’s been a busy few months for us here at Clipper, but we like to be kept out of trouble! I spent much of the summer visiting tea estates across India and Sri Lanka, and it’s always lovely to return to the gardens I’ve seen develop over the years. It’s been incredible to witness the impact our Fairtrade contributions make to the people on the ground. We were proudly shown around the new community centre and livestock shed, both paid for with the Fairtrade premium, and making a big difference to the local community.

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Category: Magical Teapot Tour, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: September 23, 2013

Making teatime more magical, since 1984…

Our wonderful teapot, lovingly known as ‘Betty’ here at Clipper, has had an amazing summer! She’s sniffed beautiful bouquets at the Hampton Court Flower Show, unleashed her inner bookworm at the Buxton Literary Festival, and hunted for Gromits in Bristol. Then there was the beautiful Bath, where we met some lovely hen parties, the Kingston Food Festival where we got our nibble on, historic Canterbury and blustery Brighton.

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, What's Brewing | Posted on: August 6, 2013

The Best Tasting Tea by Miles…

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This week we finally got to see our amazing new Clipper lorry! We think that anyone on a boring motorway journey will have their travel brightened by this splash of Clipper colour!

And if you’ve ever wondered what those HGVs look like without their clothes on, have a sneaky peak at the tender innards of our lorry…

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